December 2006 // Volume 44 // Number 6

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JOE Is a Journal with a Web Site

"JOE Is a Journal with a Web Site" talks about the wealth of information about JOE and the wealth of help for JOE authors available on our site. "December JOE" talks about just what you'd expect it to and includes reference to three really nice Tools of the Trade articles.

JOE Is a Journal with a Web Site

JOE is a journal and quite a good one, too, as the next section indicates. It's a journal with a Web site, and it's the JOE Web site that I want to talk about here.

If you go to <>, you'll find a lot more than a link to the current issue of JOE. You'll find a link to all of the back issues, from 1963 to the present. You'll find a link that will enable you to add your address to our subscriber's list and be notified of new issues. You'll find a link to the excellent JOE search site.

And you'll find links to two pages that connect you to a wealth of information about JOE and a wealth of help for those of you thinking about submitting an article.

About JOE contains the informative JOE FAQs, which answer questions about JOE's acceptance rate, how to become a reviewer, JOE's copyright policy, and more. Want to know about JOE page views and visitors? Interested in the top 50 most read articles? JOE Usage Statistics will satisfy your information cravings.

And, if you're considering submitting an article to JOE, For Authors is a must-visit site. There'll you find a link to the all-important JOE Submission Guidelines, information about review procedures, and the aptly named Help for JOE Authors, with helpful handouts, information about how JOE articles should be cited in JOE, and links to more than a dozen Editor's Pages in which I discuss things JOE authors should know.

I get lots of questions we've already answered, and we're adding more to the JOE site all the time. Check it out.

December JOE

Yet another good issue. The Commentary, "Extension's Role in Homeland Security: A Case Study of Washington County, Utah," and the first Feature, "How Farm Workers Learn to Use and Practice Biosecurity," deal, in different ways with the increasingly important issue of security.

I'd also like to call your particular attention to the first three Tools of the Trade articles, "Developing Culturally Appropriate Evaluation Instruments for Hispanics with Diabetes," "Evaluation Tool for Community Development Coalitions," and "Enumeration and Valuation of Horses: Methodological Innovations and Results from a Connecticut Study." All three offer useful information about evaluation and/or methodology. They and their fellows are prime examples of what makes Tools of the Trade such a popular section.

And you'll are also find articles about leadership, relationship marketing, 4-H, the Farmer-To-Farmer program, nutrition, potato disease, and a whole lot more. 2006 is ending on an awfully good note.

Laura Hoelscher, Editor